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New York Times Describes Gubernatorial Debate of October 22 (October 23, 2014, 03:00 AM)

Here is the New York Times story about the New York gubernatorial debate of October 22, which included the nominees of the Democratic, Republican, Green, and Libertarian Parties

Evan Falchuk Sues to Regain Spot in Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debate of October 27 (October 22, 2014, 07:57 PM)

On October 22, Evan Falchuk, gubernatorial nominee of the United Independent Party of Massachusetts, filed a lawsuit in state court, seeking to regain his invitation to the October 27 debate. See this story. The basis for the lawsuit is breach of contract.

Independent in U.S. House Race in Maine is Polling Ahead of the Republican (October 22, 2014, 05:06 PM)

According to this story, a poll for the Maine U.S. House race, First District, shows that although the Democratic incumbent is far in the lead, the independent in the race is outpolling the Republican nominee. The results are: Democrat Chellie Pingree 51.4%; independent Richard Murphy 10.4%; Republican Isaac Misiuk 8.7%; undecided 29.5%. Thanks to Thomas


U.S. District Court Rules that Ohio Must Permit Persons in Jail to Vote if they Haven?t been Convicted of a Crime (October 21, 2014, 09:11 PM)

On September 16, U.S. District Court Judge S. Arthur Spiegel, a Carter appointee, ruled that Ohio must let people who are in jail, but who haven’t been convicted of a crime because they are awaiting trial, vote absentee. The state already generally lets such people vote absentee, but for those individuals who happen to be


Portland Mercury Opposes Oregon Top-Two Ballot Measure (October 21, 2014, 09:03 PM)

The Portland (Oregon) Mercury is that city’s leading free weekly alternate newspaper, and has existed since 2000. Here are the Mercury’s recommendations for all the statewide ballot measures. Scroll down to the discussion of Measure 90, the top-two ballot measure. The newspaper endorses the “no” position.

Minnesota Holds Four-Party Debate for Secretary of State (October 21, 2014, 02:16 PM)

On October 20, the four ballot-listed candidates for Secretary of State of Minnesota debated. They are the nominees of the Democratic, Republican, Independence, and Libertarian Parties. See this story.

Luis J. Rodriguez, Green Party Candidate for California Governor This Year, Named Poet Laurate of Los Angeles (October 21, 2014, 02:04 PM)

On October 9, the city of Los Angeles named Luis J. Rodriguez poet laureate for the city. See this story. No one is allowed to vote for Rodriguez for California Governor next month, because he did not place first or second in June. The Green Party has never polled as much as 1,000,000 votes for


Joshua W. Evans, Massachusetts Blogger, Covers Libertarian Party State Convention (October 20, 2014, 03:28 PM)

Joshua W. Evans, a Massachusetts blogger about politics, government, and other topics, has this account of the Massachusetts Libertarian Party state convention held October 18. Evan Falchuk, gubernatorial nominee of the United Independent Party, spoke to the convention. Thanks to IndependentPoliticalReport for the link.

Bangor Daily News Carries Op-Ed by Maine Legislator, Advocating Ranked-Choice Voting (October 20, 2014, 03:06 PM)

The Bangor Daily News has this op-ed by Maine State Representative Diane Russell. She advocates ranked-choice voting for Maine. Thanks to Rob Richie for the link.

Georgia?s Second Three-Party Gubernatorial Debate Described in Atlanta Journal-Constitution (October 20, 2014, 02:58 PM)

Jim Galloway, politics and government columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, devotes much of his column to describing the October 19 gubernatorial debate. Further down, the column also describes the television ad being run by the Libertarian nominee for Governor.

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